It began with her hosting 2½ hours of riveting morning radio on WGN-AM (720), and ended with her moderating two segments on WTTW-Channel 11’s Chicago Tonight. In between, the veteran journalist juggled her two other jobs — as columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and political editor for NBC 5.
As it did for many of her peers around the world, the whole day revolved around the demise of Osama bin Laden and its aftermath.
Marin had been slated to fill in for midday host Mike McConnell on the Tribune Co.-owned news/talk station with substitute co-host Bill Moller. But their carefully planned list of topics and guests flew out the window when news about bin Laden broke late Sunday night. By 5am Monday, Marin and Moller made the decision with their WGN producers to wing it.
It turned out to be a coup for both the station and its listeners.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Osama story: WGN's Carol Marin Has Great News Day
From Robert Feder, chicago.timeout.com
Posted by Tom Benson at 6:56 AM